Topic: Psalm 18:30-32
It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect. Psalm 18:32
People in our society strive to find strength in a variety of ways. Some lift weights to develop powerful muscles. Many athletes, searching for phenomenal statistics, use nutritional or even illegal supplements to build stamina. Others climb success ladders determined to find financial or leadership power. Some even scale literal and figurative mountains to prove their physical strength and mental brawn.
Our lives are full of struggles that test our strength. We may deal with a stressful job or the decision to move. We may suffer over a rebellious child or a broken relationship. We may even battle a terminal physical illness or the loss of a loved one. No weight machine, nutritional supplement, or executive position can supply the strength we need to survive our struggles.
Instead of looking to the ways of the world for strength, look to the One David called a "buckler" and "rock" (Psalm 18:30-31). In Him, you will stand strong every time.
Rock of ages, thank You for being my strength when I am tired, weak, or afraid.